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Ten O'Clock News; Fort Devens


US Army base at Fort Devens in Ayer. Soldier setting up machine gun on tripod. Soldier digging ditch. Entrance sign with tank displayed next to it. Several takes of reporter standup. Video dropout in the middle of the video. Military police (MP) at guard booth. Jeeps and trucks filled with helmeted soldiers pass.

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Ten O'Clock News

Fort Devens

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


United States. Army
Military weapons
Ayer (Mass.)
Fort Devens (Mass.)
News Report
Curwood, Steve (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Fort Devens,” 09/02/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_450C58586A234534AB34DAE88A655826.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Fort Devens.” 09/02/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_450C58586A234534AB34DAE88A655826>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Fort Devens. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_450C58586A234534AB34DAE88A655826
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